Se Alquila, art for disused spaces

Se Alquila ESTADO

 

 

SE ALQUILA was born as an alternative to the dominant cultural and defends a model of social management and participation in culture, working on current issues, analyzing the roles and daily habits of the community, inviting to action and reflection on specific topics of interest general.

 

 

 

 

 


As a sign of identity, SeAlquila (created by the cultural asociations ENTREsijos and Lacosacultural) occurs in public and private abandoned or underused spaces. They create ephemeral cultural events and give diffusion and visibility to the contemporary artistic creation. This kind of "squat" events, temporary and peaceful, it is a response to the need to reclaim the use of the multitude of spaces and properties, whether public or private, are abandoned, unused or underused to become "refuges creativity ", places of production, learning, reflection and enjoyment, also showing its exhibition and trade possibilities.

 

Se Alquila CUERPO

 

 

Se Alquila BURBUJA

 

 

In previous years they were held SeAlquila Bubble, SeAlquila Body, SeAlquila Market, Se Alquila State, and in this fifth edition, SeAlquila Public, has proposed to the creators of all disciplines working under the same concept, that of " public "in any of its forms. Thus, more than 100 proposals from all disciplines, painting, photography, performance, installation, video art ... make the program of performances, workshops, panel discussions, concerts and exhibitions that this year, in Madrid, will be held in one of the great nineteenth century buildings, the former headquarters of Daoiz and Velarde, present and future cultural center theater. And this year, SeAlquila is also based in Guayaquil (Ecuador).

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 November, two debates-dialogue will be held, "to make (it) PUBLIC" which will feature professional and cultural players arrived in the public domain and independent practice (Azucena Klett - Area of ??Arts of the City Council of Madrid, Javier Martin -.. Art Advisory CAM, INTERMEDIAE, Goethe Inst and Javier Duero - Regardless commissioner). Both debates, open to public participation, try to develop a constructive dialogue on cultural policies and other forms of participation in the management of culture in Madrid.

 

 

On Saturday November 21, the artistic projects selected this year will be presented to the public ... and among them is UN OJO PARA EL ARTE / AN EYE FOR ART (# ArtMadrid15 partners, congratulations !!)

 

Thirteen years have passed since its beginnings, and in all this time the Video Art Festival PROYECTOR has grown and consolidated its position as an essential event in this discipline. Since its inception, the initiative has tried to give visibility to a discipline that has always been relegated to the background in the usual exhibition circuits. Although video creation is not new, since it emerged by its own in the 60s of last century, the way to get to know it and enjoy it has not always been easy. On many occasions, the exhibitions only included a few isolated pieces within the main route, as if the video was the anecdotal contribution to the whole. However, our daily lives are invaded by moving images, and there is a paradox that video art, despite being a format of artistic expression very much in tune with the habits of today's society, remains a minority discipline

Frame from “Hel City”, by Gregorio Méndez Sáez, 2019

To some extent, PROYECTOR was born to reverse this situation, to value video as a creative format and to offer a wide, itinerant space to host a multitude of proposals, coming from inside and outside our borders. In this time, the growth of the festival has led it to travel the world, but also, to be a benchmark that each year arouses more interest. In the open call to receive proposals, they reach almost half a thousand, and a hundred works selected by the jury are a representative sample of different ways of understanding video creation, with pieces mainly from Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

In turn, PROYECTOR wants to be more than a video showcase and offers a large program with talks, workshops, masterclasses, meetings with artists, visits and concerts. A complete experience that always has the moving image as a backdrop.

El Instante Francisco Ruiz de Infante. El bosque que se mueve (errores de medida)

In this evolution, another circumstance stands out: video is a creative format that has its own codes, but it is also one of the disciplines most open to artistic hybridization and the widening of uses. The video may, therefore, be the genuine idea of an author who conceives an autonomous project to be carried out in this format, but it can also be the complementary result of an action or the documentary record of a previous performance being recorded to guarantee its survival. The versatility of the moving image and the potential that it has acquired in recent years allows us today to speak of numerous branches of art that focus on the fusion of languages and the integration of techniques and methodologies from other sectors, and in many of them, the video is still a cornerstone. So it is with technological art, interactive sound art, performance recording, the transformation from big data to image, artificial intelligence, and a long etcetera. Precisely for this reason, PROYECTOR offers a panoramic vision of this reality, with an extremely interesting program that plays with the variety and wealth of proposals.

Frame from “Herdança”, by Thiago Rocha Pitta, 2007

The 2020 edition will run from September 9th to 20th. As usual, the program displays in various venues throughout the city of Madrid, each of which will house a small section of the activities. This year the festival will count with the collaboration of the Casa Árabe, White Lab, Cruce, El Instante Fundación, ¡ésta es una PLAZA!, Extensión AVAM (Matadero Madrid), Institut Français de Madrid, Medialab Prado, Quinta del Sordo, Sala Alcalá 31, Sala El Águila, Secuencia de Inútiles and White Lab, in addition to the collaboration of the INELCOM Collection and the video art collection of Teresa Sapey.

The festival is also the ideal place to articulate the cultural fabric, since it involves numerous professionals in the sector, from curators to creators, from centres managers to critics and teachers. The 2020 program also has the collaboration of the FUSO Festival and the Museo Reina Sofía, which are providing some of their pieces for the exhibition.

In short, an appointment that lovers of contemporary art should not miss and that promises many novelties in this 13th edition.